PC World has quietly released the new Archos Arnova 10b G3 tablet, one which has a 10.1in capacitive display and costs a mere £150 which is pretty interesting given that the tablet is powered by Ice Cream Sandwich.
The device is powered by a 1GHz processor, which we suspect is an ARM Cortex-A8 based processor from a Chinese manufacturer like AllWinner. There's also 1GB RAM, 4GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi, a 1,024 x 600 pixels display, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, a front facing webcam (but nothing at the back) and a weight of 630g.
We're not sure whether the tablet, which is 13.5mm thick comes with Google Play or Archos' own proprietary Android marketplace.
Still, if you're looking for a cheap 10in tablet qwith a decent screen and plenty of RAM there's not many options around and even fewer with Ice Cream Sandwich.
At £150, the tablet is less than half the price of the Apple iPad 2 and is, as far as we know, the cheapest 10.1in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich device on the market. Expect more such devices to come from white labelled brands though over the next few months.
Source : PCWorld